The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has named Doug Dalena '12 his new general counsel, effective August 3, 2018. Dalena has served has deputy general counsel since 2015.
Jeannine Lewis '05 was sworn inas the District 33 Probate Court judge on July 23, 2018. Lewis won a special election for the seat and will officially take over for retiring Judge Terrance Lomme on July 30, 2018. Previously, Lewis worked in private practice with a specialty in probate law. The court serves the towns of Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook.
Stephen A. Wiener, who practiced law in Connecticut and Massachusetts for over 30 years, died on July 24, 2018. Read his obituary.
Wendy Wolff Susco '71, the first female editor of the Law Review and a former Connecticut Superior Court judge, died on July 20, 2018. Read her obituary.
Michael A. Gailor '87 has been appointed state's attorney for the Judicial District of Middlesex, Connecticut. In his new role, Gailor will serve as the top prosecutor in the district, which includes Middletown and 14 other towns. Gailor has worked as executive state's attorney for the Judicial Distroct of Hartford since 2005. Additionally, he is preseident of the Connecticut Criminal Justice Educational and Charitable Association.
Dennis A. McCormack '76, a Windsor-area lawyer for more than 40 years, died on July 16, 2018. Read his obituary.
The following alumni have been elected 2018 Fellows of the Connecticut Bar Foundation: Marsha Anastasia '92 of Pitney Bowes Inc; John Andreini '79 of the Law Offices of John M. Andreini; Richard Casher '76 of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP; Edwin Colon '09 of Berchem Moses PC; Karen Dowd '91 of Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque PC; Dara Goings '05 of Ruel Ruel Goings & Britt LLC; David Hardy '99 of Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP; Karen Hart '97 of Leete, Kosto & Wizner LLP; Robert Melvin '91 of Robinson+Cole; Keisha Palmer '09 of Robinson+Cole; James Ray '92 of Robison+Cole; James Ruel '99 of Ruel Ruel Goings & Britt LLC; Dana Hrelic '08 of Horton, Dowd, Barschi & Levesque PC; Judge Joseph Schwartz '07 of the Connecticut Superior Court; Cheryl Sharp '93 of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities; Michael Thompson '91 of Wiggin and Dana LLP; S. Dave Vatti '92 of the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut; and Latonia Williams '09 of Shipman & Goodwin LLP. The new fellows were chosen in recognition of their exemplary professionalism and advancement of the legal practice.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has appointed Pedro Segarra '85 as a member of the state Workers' Compensation Commission. Segarra served as mayor of Hartford from 2010 to 2016 after serving on the city council from 2006 to 2010 and as the city's corporation counsel from 1991 to 1995. Since 2016, he has been of counsel for the firm Shimkus, Murphy and Rosenberger in Hartford. His appointment to the Workers' Compensation Commission requires legislative approval.
Homer G. Scoville '56, a long-time family lawyer and Connecticut senator, died on July 16, 2018. Read his obituary.
Radha Mohan '12 has joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, the firm announced. Mohan will work in Washington for the firm's Government Relations Department. She previously worked for McGuireWoods.